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Polyrhachis phryne

A spiny ant at Mount Ainslie

Polyrhachis phryne at Mount Ainslie - 31 Aug 2020
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Identification history

Polyrhachis phryne 2 Sep 2020 JonLewis
Polyrhachis phryne 2 Sep 2020 JonLewis
Podomyrma sp. (genus) 1 Sep 2020 jbromilow50

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Author's notes

Angular body suggests spiny ant; all black; large square head - maybe P. phryne?

2 comments

JonLewis wrote:
   2 Sep 2020
Hi John, yes, good ID (though I think you may have clicked on Podomyrma instead of Polyrachis accidentally!) Cheers, Jon
   2 Sep 2020
No, I did that on purpose just to make sure you were paying attention!

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Tachinidae sp. (family) (Unidentified Bristle fly) at Mount Ainslie - 28 Jan 2019 by jbromilow50
Rhinotia sp. in brunnea-group (A belid weevil) at Mount Ainslie - 28 Jan 2019 by jbromilow50
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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 31 Aug 2020 05:23 PM Recorded on
  • jbromilow50 Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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